Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Closed Cabinet 

A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to ... See full summary »

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Ida Lupino

Writers:

Jess Carneol (teleplay), Kay Lenard (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Olive Sturgess ... Evie Bishop
David Frankham ... Alan Mervyn
Jennifer Raine Jennifer Raine ... Lucy Mervyn
Peter Forster Peter Forster ... George Mervyn
Doris Lloyd ... Dame Alice
Patricia Manning Patricia Manning ... Lady Beatrice
Myra Carter Myra Carter ... The Maid
Kendrick Huxham ... Andrews
Molly Glessing Molly Glessing ... Agnes
Boris Karloff ... Himself - Host
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A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to break the curse by solving the riddle of the mysterious locked cabinet in the murder room. Written by P. Silvestro

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Jerry Goldsmith is credited as composer on this episode. It is his music but he did not write a score for it - music from other episodes of his was edited together to create a score for this episode. In the business you'd say this episode was tracked, not scored. See more »

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Arguably not so much a goof, but a rather fortunate event. During the intro sequence by Boris Karloff, the curtain moves around a lit candle only to be rather unnaturally pulled away by some unseen force or more likely, an unseen member of the crew. See more »

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That lady has spunk!
26 October 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The story begins over three hundred years ago. A desperate wife does the unthinkable....she kills her abusive husband and then herself. When the bodies are discovered, the matriarch puts a curse on the family....that murder will strike each generation of the Mervyns.

The story now jumps to the present day. One of the last of the Mervyns has fallen in love with a lovely young lady...and this lady seems particularly suited for this. Why? Because she isn't afraid of the family curse and seems more than willing to try to break it. Is it possible to put an end to this curse? And, HOW??

This is an enjoyable episode and I have nothing particularly negative to say about it. The story is original and worth your time.


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